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368 Possible Causes for Anemia, Occult Blood Positive

  • Peptic Ulcer

    Anemia from bleeding can cause weakness and faintness or fainting.[health.harvard.edu] blood positive test acute presentation: melena / hematochezia (20%) hematemesis (30%) both melena and hematemesis (50%) perforation affects up to 6% of ulcer patients 1 generalised[radiopaedia.org] […] loss Diagnosis To diagnose an ulcer, your doctor may order: An upper endoscopy (EGD) An upper GI series of X-ray tests for H. pylori A hemoglobin blood test to check for anemia[wexnermedical.osu.edu]

  • Ulcerative Colitis

    Following a positive fecal occult blood test, she underwent a colonoscopic examination at a local clinic where she was diagnosed with "right-sided" UC concomitant with incidentally[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This patient was evaluated for iron deficiency anemia and underwent hemicolectomy for extensive right-side predominant inflammatory pseudopolyps.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Laboratory studies showed elevated C-reactive protein (CRP, 42 mg/l), fecal-calprotectin (7,223 μg/g), and anemia (hemoglobin 10.4 g/dl).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

    A 54-year-old woman, diagnosed as MDS the prior year after evaluation of anemia, visited our hospital with the chief complaint of epigastric discomfort.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Fecal occult blood was positive in all six cases. Serum hemoglobin, potassium, calcium and protein were below the normal range in two cases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The blood test showed mild anemia and hypoalbuminemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

    Both recipients experienced clinically significant hemolytic anemia, which typically occurs at a very low frequency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] occult blood test) from the DIC.[innovationsincrm.com] It usually includes autoimmune hemolytic anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hookworm Infection

    Necator often coexisted with other potential causes of anemia, such as pregnancy and hemorrhage.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Anemia, iron deficiency, and hookworm infection were prevalent in this population.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] To determine prevalence of hookworm infection and its association with anemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Typhus

    Physical and laboratory data showed cytopenia (thrombocytopenia and anemia), splenomegaly, hyperferritinemia, hypofibrinogenemia, and an elevated level of interleukin-2 receptor[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Murine typhus in children exhibits several different characteristics, with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and sore throat reported more commonly, higher frequency of anemia, lower[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] color and blanches under pressure late rash dull red that does not fade scattered petechiae may be observed in patients with severe disease Evaluation Labs CBC may show anemia[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Gastric Adenocarcinoma

    Occult blood was repeatedly positive in stools, and she underwent oesophagogastroduodenoscopy and was found to have gastric adenocarcinoma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A natural evolution can be traced back from gastric adenocarcinoma to megaloblastic anemia due to achlorhydria in the context of chronic infection; periodic endoscopy thus[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Massive hematemesis or melena is uncommon, but secondary anemia may follow occult blood loss.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Celiac Disease

    This cross-sectional analytical study was conducted among children aged 1 to 12 years of age with moderate-to-severe iron deficiency anemia and control children without anemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] How often is a positive faecal occult blood test the result of coeliac disease? Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2003 ; 15 : 1097 –1100.[bloodjournal.org] Celiac disease may present with hematological abnormalities including long-standing anemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

    Cardiac phenotypes should be pronounced in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) due to frequent systemic arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), iron deficiency anemia,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Fecal occult blood testing can be falsely positive due to swallowed blood from nosebleeds, and hence, is less useful as a screening.[dovepress.com] Annual testing for occult blood in stool. Annual complete blood count to detect new-onset anemia, and more frequent testing based on the patient’s bleeding history.[cmaj.ca]

  • Lead Poisoning

    Motor neuropathy, anemia and all gastrointestinal symptoms disappeared.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] that anemia with signs of peripheral and central nervous system damage could be considered as a possible manifestation of lead poisoning in children.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Initial evaluation revealed a normocytic anemia, but other workup including imaging and endoscopy was unrevealing.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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